Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Starting Over After Divorce

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    Divorced And Not Happy

    Hi everyone I am a divorced father of two great kids after being married for 13 years i found my exwife started cheating on me bye the time I knew what hit me I lost everything my house my buisiness and all of my money, emotionly I had a hard time dealing with things I tried to...
    DAWNBRAN DAWNBRAN 36-40, M 10 Responses Oct 25, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Starting Over.......

    I am in the process of starting over. After 43 years of married life, I am now on my own.To be honest, if feels very similar to dealing with a loss of a spouse due to a death. This person you lived with for decades, is just not here, and will never be here again. It is sad, but...
    neuilly neuilly 56-60, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Its Sooo Unbelievably Devastating

    Im 49 yrs old...got divorced finalized 5 months ago; im getting there in starting over, but what i find so devastating aside form the actual leaving ( i left; my 2 teenage daughters chose to live w/their father in the house; i see them evry 2 wks) was that i have a brother and...
    Terri631 Terri631 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Divorce Story

    I met my wife in 2004. She was the kind of person I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She was funny, pretty, and goal oriented. Our relationship took off rather quickly..perhaps a little to quickly. I had been nursing a broken heart for the better part of two...
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Never Better

    Divorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and interests, do so many of the things I always wanted to. I'm sky diving in 2 days and can't wait! Doing the funnest...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Starting over ... Divorce almost final

    and I am wondering where to start. Any advice?
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    After 17 years of marriage,

    starting over and things are much different! Def experiencing some anxiety about the unknown but enjoying the art of online dating & social media! It's nice to have a forum to share & meet people w/ similar interests!
    FlKuntryBoy FlKuntryBoy 26-30, M Jul 23, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Not Easy

    It's not easy to start over and get on with my life when I think of all the hurtful things he said. I know they aren't true but the hurt remains. Plus it's been a year and he keeps telling me over and over.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The....EX

    This is NOT in reference to marriages involving physical violence, mental abuse. This is about just ordinary marriages that fell apart.People are not always compatible, and so the married couple drift apart.  And so, as I encounter other divorced people, it is shocking, and very...
    neuilly neuilly 56-60, F 4 Responses May 6, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Moving On Is Not So Easy....

    I am recently divorced after a long marriage of 43 years...This is also the first time I have ever broken up with someone that i loved, and so i have not a clue how to deal with some of the emotional issues.,and so i was wondering what insight or information the people here could...
    neuilly neuilly 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A New Life

    I am starting a wonderful new life after becoming divorced. I was in my marriage for twenty years. For over half that time I was quite miserable. I had gotten used to being told my wants and desires were foolish, that my job working with children was valueless, and that overall I...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Not Sure I Know How To Do This.

    Well, the axe has fallen I have been served with divorce papers. I have spent the last year trying to save the relationship.  Since being served I have started to understand this is the end of the relationship as we know it.When we met I was an outgoing, social person.  I am...
    1980Monza 1980Monza 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Going through a divorce.

    We separated for 4 months now. it's been hard for i have 3 young kids, 7, 4, 2 years old. I have moved back to my home country after finding out my wife cheating. Thinking, i was back home to regain myself and would go back to live near the kids in the US again but in a way i...
    flexoverdeal flexoverdeal 31-35, M Aug 16, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A New Beginning

    Back in 1985 I married the most wonderful woman. We had met through a councilling service and I was the councillor. Surprisingly we hit it off straight away and we both discussed our past and our insecurities so we both started the relationship on equal footing. I knew what she...
    tsv01 tsv01 46-50, M Apr 28, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Alone With No Where To Go And No One To Talk To...

    I have now been separated just over a year. Married out of High School at 19, for 15 years I was with my best friend and only friend. Since 2006 I have had medical problems which made things difficult, in 2012 emotional issues caused more problems leading to a self-imposed stay...
    ApparentlyDepressed ApparentlyDepressed 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In 1991 my first wife

    and I got divorced after just 5 years of marriage we didn't own much nor had a kid together she had two by another man we divorced me over the drugs I did not even a month after it was finalized I checked myself into rehab for heroin and cocaine once I checked out I joined a...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M Mar 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Starting Over...When Is It Really Time?

     I've read so many touching stories here lately, divorced after 10 years, 20 years...40 years! The list goes on, many people to thank for some really good insight. I guess, the more time you've been married, the harder it is to deal with letting go, emotionally and even...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Glad I Got Divorced

    I was married for 9 years and then i found out my wife was cheatting on me with someone i worked with and that was the end off that it took me a 3 years to get fully over it but i did and now i have remarried and i am so happy and i have 3 boys as well i was very sad at one point...
    wellboy120 wellboy120 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Getting to Know Me

    I am 37 years old. I was married for 10 years and with that same pertner for 17 years (half of my life at the time) ... We were better buddies than a happily married couple. I have been in a few relationships since the divorce ended but have not found that special Mrs. Right...
    DSMHawk DSMHawk 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Thinking Of Leaving

    I shared my story before, but instead of giving you the details, lets just say that i've been divorced for 8 months more or less ( separated for almost 2 years). I didnt want to divorce, and I still dont want to ve divorced. You know where this is going right? So, in the past...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Getting A Divorce And Starting Over

    I have been married for 30 years, I thought she was my soulmate, but apparently I was wrong. We were going through some financial problems and she started talking to a "friend" of ours and getting advice. This was 2 years ago and now she says she not "in love" with me any more...
    lonelyheart1961 lonelyheart1961 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I need some help! Women!

    My wife divorced me and no real reason other than she wanted to explore life. We hung out twice in the last week and we ended up getting physical. Divorced for only 3 weeks. She still seems like she wants to be friends. Thats not what I want. We both had fun and enjoyed it very...
    Rsend Rsend 36-40 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    leanncc11 leanncc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    It's the only choice. Friendships have been tarnished, women are scarce, depression and loneliness has crept in once again. I'm starting over again
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Divorce is hard an affair is hard . This is what my life looks like for now . It's been a hard 2 years trying to see that I'm beautiful after my husband the man I loved for 8 years...
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had to start over nearly 3 years ago after leaving my marriage of 23 years. I've managed to get the material things I need like House, Job etc, but I can't help but feel I have...
    T1ggy67 T1ggy67 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Beginning again...clean slate. It's interesting being in an adult relationship vs teenager...three years after I left my marriage, at the urging of my family, I began dating...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm newly divorced and I wonder what it would be like to fall in love again - seems so strange - I wonder if it's possible???
    Joyjoyful7 Joyjoyful7 41-45, F Mar 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How do you safely navigate the waters between dating someone and staying friends? It was a good break and I'm learning it's because we both desperately need to take that breath in...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I finally made my choice to end my nearly two decade year old marriage, I was prepared for the possibility of being alone for the rest of my life. With three children and deep...
    PeachMoscato PeachMoscato 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Leaving to church . Can't stand to be here in this house or I'll fight w these women . Need a place for a couple more days .
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'd say for the first part of my life I let events lead me to some ugly conclusions, and while I came out in one piece I wish I had stopped to think. But now I'm in control again...
    Toomuchwine Toomuchwine 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hopefully just Temporarily....... SOMEONE got offended at something i said as SweeetKiester.... and... *whammo* suspended account... no warning. 6 years here on e.p. *smh*
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The time is good for it. Purging obsolete files of my mind. Not to forget the lessons for they are a part of me in my archives always as I live and breathe. I'm open and ready...
    stufy stufy 46-50 1 Response Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People comes and goes in my life. Change is always around the corner. The man of my dream came and gone, was a memorable experience. Now, face it, some point in life we are left...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    On my period, have the flu and I am coming off of a f'ed up antidepressant with horrible side effects....man I want to fast forward to the end of this....
    lilibean99 lilibean99 31-35, F Mar 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was totally blind sighted when my husband wanted a divorce. He told me he was in love with someone else. He left to live with her and her children that night and it has been a 5...
    kdubu kdubu 36-40, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The divorce was an extremely difficult time for everyone. I think we managed to go through every divorce stereotype there is, from the initial secrecy between the parents to the...
    deyada deyada 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It can be so difficult at times, living with someone between that time when you agree to divorce and when you can actually separate. I thought my situation was unique, but from...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    After almost 4 yrs of lies, lack of affection, communication, and attention, and an almost nonexistant sex life I am ready to divorce. I have talked to my husband about spending...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mother divorced my father when I was about 4. I am 22 now. I kept asking her when I was little, why she split with Dad, and she kept saying because she hated him. I love him...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I spoke to my lawyer this afternoon to go over the wife's proposal of the divorce agreement. It baffles me to no end on her reasoning on such a ridiculous decree. How can you...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! I want to shout it from the roof tops, but technically it will be finalized March 28th!!! I can't believe it! Someone freakin pinch me, I dreaming!! I did it. I...
    irishstone irishstone 41-45, M Mar 11

    Your Response

    Cancel